Emanuel Abreu Antunes Carlos

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
Assistant Researcher
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Emanuel Carlos finished his PhD recently (February 2021) in Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences, NOVA University Lisbon (2021). Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the CENIMAT|i3N of NOVA Science and Technology School (FCT-NOVA). 

He has been working in solution-based metal oxide electronics since 2015, focusing on sustainable materials and technologies.

In 2017, he was selected to the IDS-FunMat-Inno program financed by EIT Raw Materials where had the opportunity to acquire important soft skills (Technology Intelligence; Material Selection and Processing; Scientific Communication; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Life Cycle of Materials; Project and Risk Management) and do two internships of a total of 6 months at the Nottingham Trent University (UK) and VTT (Finland).

His work involves the design, deposition, and characterization of solution-based metal oxide thin films, fabrication, and characterization of electronic devices (transistors, memristors, diodes) on flexible substrates. He is co-author of more than 14 (8 as the first author) peer-reviewed papers (h-index=9, 400 citations, March 2021) in high-impact journals (Advanced Materials, ACS NANO, ACS Applied Materials) and 2 book chapters in this area. He has been participating in national (Neuroxide) and international (i-Flexis, 1D-NEON, SuperSmart, Digismart) research projects in the area, with academia and industry. Regarding science dissemination he gave oral (1 invited) and poster (4 awards) presentations at renowned conferences such as MRS, E-MRS, and InnoLAE. Also, he tutored 10 MSc students in their master thesis and is currently a co-supervisor of 2 MSc students in the field of printed metal oxide transistors and memristors. 

Recently he became a Topic Editor in the Micromachines journal of MDPI.


Main publications


- Emanuel Carlos, Jonas Deuermeier, Rita Branquinho, Cristina Gaspar, Rodrigo Martins, Asal Kiazadeh, Elvira Fortunato. “Design and synthesis of low temperature printed metal oxide memristors”, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2021, (DOI: 10.1039/D0TC05368F)

- Emanuel Carlos, Rita Branquinho, Rodrigo Martins, Asal Kiazadeh, Elvira Fortunato. “Recent progress in solution-based metal oxide resistive switching devices”, Review, Advanced Materials, 2021, (DOI: 10.1002/adma.202004328);

- Emanuel Carlos, Rodrigo Martins, Elvira Fortunato, Rita Branquinho. “Solution combustion synthesis for the low-temperature processing of metal oxide nanostructures and thin films”, Review, Chemistry – A European Journal, 2020, (DOI: 10.1002/chem.202000678);  

- Emanuel Carlos, Jaakko Leppäniemi, Asko Sneck, Ari Alastalo, Jonas Deuermeier, Rita Branquinho, Rodrigo Martins, Elvira Fortunato. “Printed, Highly Stable Metal Oxide TFTs with Ultra-Thin High-к Oxide Dielectric”, Advanced Electronic Materials, 2020, (DOI: 10.1002/aelm.201901071);

- Emanuel Carlos, Spilios Dellis, Nikolaos Kalfagiannis, Loukas Koutsokeras, Demosthenes C. Koutsogeorgis, Rita Branquinho, Rodrigo Martins, Elvira Fortunato. “Laser induced ultrafast combustion synthesis of solution-based AlOx for thin film transistors”, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2020, (DOI: 10.1039/D0TC01204A);

- Emanuel Carlos, Rita Branquinho, Asal Kiazadeh, Jorge Martins, Pedro Barquinha, Rodrigo Martins, Elvira Fortunato. "Boosting Electrical Performance of High-к Nanomultilayer Dielectrics and Electronic Devices by Combining Solution Combustion Synthesis and UV Irradiation", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017 (DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b11752); 



- Emanuel Carlos, Rita Branquinho, Pedro Barquinha, Rodrigo Martins, Elvira Fortunato. “New strategies towards high performance and low temperature processing of solution based metal oxide TFTs”, Elsevier, 2021 (DOI:  10.1016/B978-0-12-819718-9.00003-0).